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Biograhies are stories about a person and their life. This can be someone really famous, someone who invented something important, and a person who achieved great things. Biographies are books written about a person by someone else. Autobiographies are books written about a person that they write themselves.

We have lots of ways for you to find a biography about different people in the world. Use the links on this page to help you learn about new people in history or even people that are still around today.

In order to access library databases from outside the library, you will need to have a library card and PIN registered in Carver County.  
Clicking on the links below for access outside the library will prompt you for your last name, library card number, and PIN.  
Forgot your PIN? Call your local branch during open hours and we will reset it for you.  Click here for branch locations, hours, and contact information. 
Find information on just about any famous, or not-so-famous, person here!
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K-5 students can find information about current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
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Easy to search by keyword or by topic for good information in magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
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Find article, pictures, timelines, even videos! About People, Places, Subjects, Authors, Books, and more.
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Abraham Lincoln Online
This site includes an enormous amount of information about Lincoln, including listings of outstanding historic sites and a very large number of books.

Amazing Americans
Read about some of the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other people who shaped our country.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
These are women who were writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Search for biographies of distinguished women by name or by field.

First Ladies of the United States 
Learn all about the wives of our Presidents and all the great things these women accomplished for our country. 

KidsClick! Authors
Links to the websites of many well-known authors.

Native American Indians: Facts for Kids
Information on over 50 Native American tribes.

Presidents of the United States

Thomas Edison Kid’s Corner
This national site has a nice “Kid’s Corner” with a large number of biographical pictorials of Thomas Edison.


Important Note:  Carver County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information provided on external websites. The inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement by the library of that website.